A man has been seriously injured following an aggravated robbery at Taree early this morning.
About 1am (Monday 8 December 2014), a 32-year-old Taiwanese national man, was approached by two men near a motel in Victoria Street and asked for a lift home.
The men entered the car and as they neared railways tracks asked the driver to pull over. As the car stopped one of the men grabbed the driver’s wallet from the centre console and both ran from the car.
When the driver attempted to chase them he was struck across the face with a beer bottle, causing it to smash.
Both men left the scene and the 32-year-old victim was able to drive to Taree Police Station where he was conveyed to Manning Base Hospital by ambulance.
The man suffered serious injuries including a fractured jaw and significant lacerations to his face. He was transferred to John Hunter Hospital for surgery and remains in a stable condition.
The victim was driving a light blue Toyota Camry sedan with South Australian registration plates.
The men are described as being Caucasian appearance, aged in their 20’s, one larger build with blonde hair and the other shorter with dark hair.
Investigations into the incident are continuing and officers have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.